Representation Agreement

 

 

Depending on how the Representation Agreement is prepared, a designated representative's authority can include:

  • routine finances 

  • decisions regarding healthcare, personal care, and limited legal affairs 

  • refusal or consent to life support treatment and care 

  • consent to less common medical procedures/treatment 

  • consent to treatment the Adult approved while capable but since losing capacity has refused to consent 

  • deciding on living arrangements for the Adult including choosing a care facility

 

We can help determine the appropriate scope for specific representative(s).

 

Who should have a Representation Agreement?

Any adult who wants to ensure that a specific person or persons are appointed to make decisions for them, especially if they have no spouse; or no spouse and no children, or if their children are in conflict with one another or would not be good decision makers.